Brutal reality of life on an Outback cattle station is that cute little calves are raised to one day be slaughtered and become food for humans. When the little ones came in to get a closer look at their fate, the irony was stark but made for a good photo opportunity.
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flip89 (3408) 2006-03-22 14:22
It's the circle of life, nothing more. But what a capture, huh? You were in the right place and the right time. Your decision to place the dead on the foreground makes this a very dramatic photograph.
zhimmelm (105) 2006-05-08 21:11
I cannot believe that there haven't been more responses on this photo. Great perspective. The pic makes me really sad.
kajspice (4542) 2006-05-15 10:40
Hi again Phillip...
How could I pass by this one? Great point of view...original, interesting and straight to the point! EXCELLENT!
lennarts (547) 2007-01-11 7:47
I like your point of view and composition - it creates an atmosphere of dialogue. It seems as the group of cows are looking at the direction of a slaughtered animal with curiosity and confusion, they are keeping their distance as afraid of crossing the line. Quite brilliantly the position of a slaughtered animal is also where the viewer is placed, so one can feel the silent accusations of the other animals and in a way is held responsible for what has happened.
The colors are not that great, the light could be better. But with so many pointless photos having almost 100 points here in TE, this one certainly deserves 2 points.
- Copyright: Phillip Homer (fijiphil) (1355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-02
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Eos 100, 28-105 mm, Skylight filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Round The World And Back Again
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-22 14:16